More than 65 years of experience and a worldwide network of creative rug weavers ensure that Stark Carpet's showroom caches represent both the traditional and the innovative in home style. Handmade from the fabric of Old World weavers, Darius antique rugs imbue any room with elegance, whereas friskier animal-print carpeting adorns lounges or underdressed leopards with playful style. Beyond floor coatings, the outlets also boast a multitradition menagerie of fabric, wall coverings, and furniture. Most showrooms supply both do-it-yourself designers and professional decorators with specially priced merchandise supplemented by store-exclusive sets.
Antèks stocks a variety of rustic and leather-upholstered furniture and Western-themed home goods. Place a single candelabra made from a naturally shed whitetail antler ($189) atop a handmade table lamp ($175) to shed some light on cast-iron stars decorating the table's base. Or, competitive cowpokes can cushion mechanical bulls with black-and-white cowhide pillows ($119 each), and a pair of buffalo bookends ($175) can herd a set of sheepskin-covered encyclopedias.
One of the crown jewels of the city’s Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is a must-see for contemporary art buffs – or anyone just looking for a beautiful, thought-provoking setting to spend an afternoon in. The Renzo Piano-designed building is a work of art in itself, with an arched glass roof perfectly positioned to flood the galleries with natural light. An ever-expanding and rotating collection include works of masters like Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse and more. Larger-scale pieces are on display in the stunning sculpture garden. Complete with serene water features and plenty of moody weeping willows, it often plays host to outdoor film screenings, twilight strolls and live bands.
Hosted by Pamela Anderson, the Dallas SuperBash 2011 lures revelers with an open bar and celebrity-studded guest list. Guests are invited to enjoy a Bacardi-sponsored open bar all night, dance amid a shifting barrage of lights ill-suited for performing surgery, and scout out a clearer vantage point of NFL stars and celebrities. Unlike a celebrity wax museum, VIP admission welcomes patrons as surrogate members of the glitterati, letting them peruse the venue and relish cocktails on the celebrity-spangled level or the general-admission level.